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the therapist working for you may be trainable, or she may not, finding someone who has what you need can be very difficult, i've been there. Then i made the mistake of moving back to the east coast. I've been doing this 26 years, but I'm not good at marketing. Where are you? if you're in Northern CA, we should talk... I do medical and orthopedic work, from plantar fasciitis to hip, knee & ankle injury and surgical re-hab. I've done Kinesio Tape levels 1 &2.
I found creating websites and blogging about 10 years into my career (11 years ago!) It supplements my income nicely and will be some retirement income too I am hoping.
I am creating a website on how to do it but I just started it -www.guidetomakingwebsites.com
Some of my sites are www.thebodyworker.com, www.massage-career-guides.com, www.massageceguide.com
I have a ton of ideas for massage therapists wanting to make websites. I just posted a list yesterday.
It does take a lot of work and time but once you get things rolling, money comes in when you sleep. That's what I like the most!
I've actually started to blog but for other reasons. I would definitely like to for massage but I haven't researched it enough to know how to get an income from it. I am busy which I hope means good. But since I can't massage myself I have no idea :)
Vivian said:If you are indispensable, you will never get promoted.
When you are self employed, this means you must eventually begin outsourcing the work or you will never progress beyond what you are doing now.
If you are that busy, you must be good. And from what you have mentioned about yourself you probably have some interesting stories to tell and some very useful insights.
Maybe you can begin outsourcing more of the massage work and learn how to start a blog and begin earning income that way?